Opinion: How Britain’s love affair with trains ran out of steam

By Sheena McKenzie, CNN; July 16, 2019 London (CNN) – Britain has a love-hate relationship with its railways. The Victorians…

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Opinion: Safety first? Or privacy first?

By David Schanoes, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 9, 2019 I have this friend, a railroad professional. I know I would…

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Judge clears path for $1Billion railroad bridge plan in Connecticut

By The Associated Press, The Darien Times; July 9, 2019 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has cleared…

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North Carolina Railroad sued over documents on killed transit project

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 2, 2019 The Southern Environmental Law Center is taking the N.C. Railroad to…

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Maine: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad had decades-long history throughout The County

By Melissa Lizotte, The County; July 2, 2019 FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — Before the days when tractor trailer trucks and…

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India: A nation’s history, on track

A Book Review By Gaurav Kanthwal, The Tribune; July 2, 2019 What is the Hindi word for a train? Loh-path-gamini…

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New York high-speed rail project faces another delay

By Eric Anderson, The Albany Times-Union; April 26, 2019 Albany Efforts to boost passenger train speeds across upstate New York…

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Opinion: Private rail is an American asset

By Raymond J. Keating, The Detroit News; June 23, 2019 Like the Green New Deal, former vice president Joe Biden’s…

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Ontario: Railmark Canada lawsuit dismissed

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; June 14, 2019 An action by Railmark Canada against the Sault Ste. Marie Economic…

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Federal Railroad Administration Announces More Than $326 Million in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; June 12, 2019: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department…

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Lawmakers Seek Ways to Speed Up Commuter, Freight Trains in Chicago

By Chris Coffey, NBC 5; June 5, 2019 If you are waiting longer at Chicago area rail road crossings and…

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Association of American Railroads Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision on Metrics & Standards

A press release from the Association of American Railroads; June 3, 2019: Washington, D.C. – June 3, 2019 – Ian…

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CREATE partners complete BNSF Western Avenue Corridor project in Chicago

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 30, 2019 A BNSF Railway Co. project designed to eliminate train delays in the Chicago…

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150 years ago Andrew Russell photographed the glory, and horror, of the railroad push west

By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times; May 23, 2019 The famous image was taken 150 years ago: On May 10,…

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Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

By CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE, Associated Press, The News & Observer; May 23, 2019 HAVANA Cuba’s railway system is undergoing a major…

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The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last

By Alan Chin, Post Magazine, South China Morning Post; May 23, 2019 Connie Young Yu has put forward her arguments…

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Man convicted of stealing Hammond, Indiana railroad bridge seeks new trial

By Craig Lyons, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 A Whiting man convicted of stealing a decommissioned Hammond railroad bridge is…

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Amtrak and the U.S. freight railroads – what’s the essential business model difference?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; May 11, 2019 The physical similarity between Amtrak and freight railroads in the United States…

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California was first linked to the East Coast by ‘fast’ transportation 150 years ago

By Jody Meacham, Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal; May 10, 2019 A century and a half ago today, a golden…

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Two historic paintings related to the Golden Spike will go on display in Helper, Utah. They almost were tossed out with the trash.

By Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune; May 2, 2019 Rick Harper is happy to retell how, while he…

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Saving France’s rural railways: is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

By Adele Berti, Railway Technology; May 2, 2019 A report into the state and future of almost 10,000km of French…

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Ghana Picks Consortium for $2.2-Billion Railway Line

By Shem Oirere, Engineering News-Record; April 29, 2019 Ghana’s Ministry of Railways Development recently signed an agreement with the Ghana…

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Golden Spike celebrations across Utah have taken years of preparation, planning

By ANNA BURLESON, Special to the Standard-Examiner; April 28, 2019 It could be a play, a street festival, a photography…

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Ogden, Utah prepares for Heritage Festival, 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

By Hunter Geisel, KUTV CBS 2; April 28, 2019 (KUTV) — The city of Ogden is preparing itself for the…

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